Nalanda Buddhist Society observed our annual ‘Sangha Day’ on Sunday, 9 November. On this important occasion, the Buddhist laity took the opportunity to express gratitude and support for the Sangha (monastic community) by offering robes and other requisites, thus practising generosity and humility through the acts of giving.
On Sunday 26 October, the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur was a hive of activity as more than 1,000 devotees thronged the vihāra for the annual ‘Kathina’ Robe-offering ceremony. The presenting of ‘Kathina Robe’ is one of the ways for the laity to support and pay tribute to the Sangha (monastic order). It is performed yearly after the conclusion of the “monastic rains retreat” (Vassāvasa). We rejoice over the devotees’ faith and meritorious deeds. Sadhu anumodana.
On Sunday, 11 November 2012, more than 100 devotees gathered at Nalanda Centre to participate in the auspicious annual Robes Offering Ceremony. The Srivijaya Hall was packed to the brim; yet the air of peacefulness, devotion and concord was unmistakably present. Seated together, devotees were united in their aspirations in supporting the Buddhist Sangha. Read more